What's Trump Done Now?


Curious Cdn
Conservative
#4231
This is what it sounds like when you wind up a cheap spring.
 
Tecumsehsbones
#4232
Quote: Originally Posted by JLM View Post

Let's just say for sake of argument that I don't know the rules of capitalization! Would that make me any less of a person? You and Putz both seem to judge the validity of a person by a lot of arbitrary bull shit!

It would make you a less literate person. And one given to excessive use of exclamation marks.
 
JLM
No Party Affiliation
#4233
Quote: Originally Posted by Tecumsehsbones View Post

It would make you a less literate person.


For sure but it doesn't detract from the quality of the person any more than say a poor golfer would.
Last edited by JLM; 1 week ago at 09:11 AM..
 
Tecumsehsbones
#4234
Quote: Originally Posted by JLM View Post

For sure but it doesn't detract from the quality of the person any more than say a poor golfer would.

One can conclude, however, that a person who is less literate spends less time reading and writing, both occupations known to increase knowledge and sharpen wit.
 
JLM
No Party Affiliation
#4235
Quote: Originally Posted by Tecumsehsbones View Post

One can conclude, however, that a person who is less literate spends less time reading and writing, both occupations known to increase knowledge and sharpen wit.


Maybe, but that is just one means. You might accomplish the same thing by hanging out with geniuses and having deep discussions.
 
Walter
#4236
State Department Pulls Staff From Iraq
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/katiep...-iraq-n2546355

Persian Muzzies are get.
 
Tecumsehsbones
#4237
Quote: Originally Posted by JLM View Post

Maybe, but that is just one means. You might accomplish the same thing by hanging out with geniuses and having deep discussions.

Lot of Nobel Prizewinners in Vernon, BC?
 
Twin_Moose
Conservative
+1
#4238
Drugs from Canada? Why not, Trump says

President Donald Trump's latest plan to lower drug prices is drawing concerns from Health Secretary Alex Azar, a former pharmaceutical executive who has called drug importation a "gimmick."

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The President is embracing a controversial Florida proposal to import drugs from Canada, which Republicans have long opposed and many health experts have questioned.
The measure -- backed by Florida Republicans Gov. Rick DeSantis and Rep. Matt Gaetz, both close Trump allies -- requires federal approval. Trump has spoken highly of the idea and has told Azar to pursue the issue as a way to reduce the cost of prescription drugs.
But as recently as last week, Azar expressed reservations during a meeting with Trump, DeSantis and Gaetz, prompting a "spirited discussion," Gaetz told CNN.
"The President directed the secretary to work with Florida to get a plan approved," Gaetz said, who hopes the measure can then be replicated in other states. "I expect that will occur."
Trump has a long history of openly disagreeing with or disregarding his top officials on policy, like former Defense Secretary James Mattis and former Secretary of State Rex Tillerson. The differences with his health secretary -- a former George W. Bush administration official who came to his current role after a decade at drug giant Eli Lilly -- come as Trump is trying to deliver on his health care promises heading into the 2020 campaign.
The President openly championed the importation proposal while standing next to Azar later in the week during a White House event about surprise medical bills.
"And now [drug prices are] going to be going down a long way further, including the fact that we may allow states to buy drugs in other countries if we can buy them for a lesser price -- substantially less price," Trump said. "So we will allow them, with certain permissions, to go to other countries if they can buy them for 40, 50, 60% less."
The Department of Health & Human Services did not respond to a request for comment on the meeting, but Azar told reporters at a separate press conference last week that the Florida proposal would have to overcome certain hurdles before getting the green light.
"The President and I have been very clear: We support importation if it can be done safely and if we can deliver real savings to patients," Azar said. "We'll have to see what plan Florida comes up with or any other state."
The secretary's comments are a far cry from what he said about importation a year ago -- when he called it a "gimmick." He stressed that the idea has been reviewed multiple times by the Congressional Budget Office, which has said it would have "no meaningful effect" in large part because Canada's drug market is too small.
"Canada simply doesn't have enough drugs to sell them to us for less money, and drug companies won't sell Canada or Europe more just to have them imported here," Azar said in remarks about the President's blue print to lower drug prices last May.
Also, he added, the last four commissioners of the Food and Drug Administration have said there's no way to effective ensure that the medication is really coming from Canada, and not a counterfeit factory in China.
"The last thing we need is open borders for unsafe drugs in search of savings that cannot be safely achieved," he said. "You can't improve competition and choice in our drug markets with gimmicks like these."
Politico first reported on the meeting last week.
Azar is not the only administration official to express skepticism.
Scott Gottlieb, a Trump appointee who recently stepped down as FDA commissioner, poured more cold water on the idea Friday at a speech at the National Press Club, noting that the agency had issues with counterfeit drugs brought into the country by wholesalers in Florida. Even importing drugs because of shortages "ends up being a huge endeavor for the agency, not something that can be replicated on a wide scale," he said.
The agency formed a drug importation task force last summer, though Gottlieb stressed at the time that it would mainly be for addressing short-term shortages of specific medications, including disruptions caused by sudden significant price increases. The task force hasn't issued any public statements since.
DeSantis first announced the importation plan in February, saying drug costs are one of the biggest drivers of America's "out of control health care spending."
"While our prices remain high, our neighbors in Canada are spending signficantly less for the same drugs," said DeSantis, who has yet to sign the legislation. "These price disparities are indefensible and inexcusable and I am ready to act."
Gaetz is one of Trump's most visible defenders in the House. He has long held some unconventional views for a Republican, such as his support for legalizing the use of medical marijuana. DeSantis, who has yet to sign the importation bill, also allied himself closely with Trump during his campaign for governor and recently attended the President's campaign rally in hurricane-stricken Panama City.
Florida isn't alone. State lawmakers in Vermont last year passed a bill authorizing drug importation, but have yet to submit it to the Department of Health & Human Services for approval.
The issue of importing drugs from abroad has also split Republican leaders in the Senate.
Iowa Sen. Chuck Grassley, who leads the powerful Senate Finance Committee and has introduced bills that would allow importation for years, praised the creation of the FDA task force last summer, calling it "long overdue."
But asked about Trump's support of Florida's plan, Sen. Lamar Alexander of Tennessee, the chair of the influential Senate Health Committee, noted that FDA already allows importing drugs when it has approved the facility and the supply chain it takes to get the medicine to consumers.
"Each year, billions of prescriptions are written for Americans who count on the FDA's gold standard of approval that the manufacture and supply of each of those prescriptions is safe," he said.
Trump's embrace of the idea likely surprised Republicans, said Joe Antos, a health policy scholar at the right-leaning American Enterprise Institute. His support may stem from a political need to say they are doing something about drug prices, coupled with hearing about Americans turning to Canada for lower-cost drugs.
"This is one of a lot of ideas that he's willing to float trial balloons on," Antos said of Trump. "Whether or not they get in the air is another matter."

CNN confused they want to endorse this, but need to attack Trump
 
Tecumsehsbones
#4239
Quote: Originally Posted by Twin_Moose View Post

CNN confused they want to endorse this, but need to attack Trump

Yeah, sounds kinda like you trying to justify Trump's trillion-dollar deficits.
 
Twin_Moose
Conservative
#4240
Nope, outside rebuilding your military it doesn't make sense in a booming economy
 
JLM
No Party Affiliation
-1
#4241
Quote: Originally Posted by Tecumsehsbones View Post

Lot of Nobel Prizewinners in Vernon, BC?


None and I know most of them!
 
Cliffy
Free Thinker
#4242
 
DaSleeper
#4243
Quote: Originally Posted by Tecumsehsbones View Post

One can conclude, however, that a person who is less literate spends less time reading and writing, both occupations known to increase knowledge and sharpen wit.

Absolutely right.. even some light reading, I learned a new word last night "Pillock "
I think the word defines Cannut pretty well.....

T'was a British novel
 
Twin_Moose
Conservative
#4244
Quote: Originally Posted by Cliffy View Post

Not cool Cliffy
 
DaSleeper
+1
#4245
Quote: Originally Posted by Twin_Moose View Post

Not cool Cliffy

It's on Fakebook.........gotta be true!


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Tecumsehsbones
#4246
Quote: Originally Posted by DaSleeper View Post

Absolutely right.. even some light reading, I learned a new word last night "Pillock "
I think the word defines Cannut pretty well.....
T'was a British novel

British novels of the 1800s and early 1900s have the BEST insults!
 
JLM
No Party Affiliation
-1
#4247
Quote: Originally Posted by DaSleeper View Post

Absolutely right.. even some light reading, I learned a new word last night "Pillock "
I think the word defines Cannut pretty well.....

T'was a British novel


Yep, there's two definitions for it...………………………..Cannuck or dumb !
 
JLM
No Party Affiliation
-1
#4248
Quote: Originally Posted by Tecumsehsbones View Post

One can conclude, however, that a person who is less literate spends less time reading and writing, both occupations known to increase knowledge and sharpen wit.


Going back 50 years I worked with one of the smartest men I ever knew, (even to this day), his formal education stopped at grade 5 so writing and book reading weren't his fortes, but he had a vast knowledge of many things including the logging and mining industry, so as important as some would have you believe, formal education is not a panacea for everything, especially if one is inclined to be a little lazy!
 
Tecumsehsbones
#4249
Quote: Originally Posted by JLM View Post

Going back 50 years I worked with one of the smartest men I ever knew, (even to this day), his formal education stopped at grade 5 so writing and book reading weren't his fortes, but he had a vast knowledge of many things including the logging and mining industry, so as important as some would have you believe, formal education is not a panacea for everything, especially if one is inclined to be a little lazy!

Ah yes, the "I know this guy" argument.

Congratulations! You've proved that literacy and education are worthless. Well done you.

Cullion.
 
Curious Cdn
Conservative
#4250
Quote: Originally Posted by Cliffy View Post

Amazing isn't it? I myself have wondered how Hitler bamboozled most of the German population without, apparently, them questioning the sanity of the man and here we are watching it happen all over, right on our doorstep. Under certain circumstances, it seems that populations actually want to be bamboozled.
 
JLM
No Party Affiliation
#4251
Quote: Originally Posted by Tecumsehsbones View Post

Ah yes, the "I know this guy" argument.

Congratulations! You've proved that literacy and education are worthless. Well done you.

Cullion.


NO- They are just two of many prerequisites that can aid in having a successful life. Actually I was thinking more of FORMAL education, of course education is necessary, but it can be gained in many ways!
 
Tecumsehsbones
+1
#4252
Quote: Originally Posted by JLM View Post

NO- They are just two of many prerequisites that can aid in having a successful life. Actually I was thinking more of FORMAL education, of course education is necessary, but it can be gained in many ways!

 
Walter
#4253
Quote: Originally Posted by Cliffy View Post

Good thing they woke up and got rid of BHO's regime.
 
Walter
#4254
Quote: Originally Posted by Curious Cdn View Post

Amazing isn't it? I myself have wondered how Hitler bamboozled most of the German population without, apparently, them questioning the sanity of the man and here we are watching it happen all over, right on our doorstep. Under certain circumstances, it seems that populations actually want to be bamboozled.

BHO had many of them fooled for a while.
 
pgs
Free Thinker
+1
#4255
Quote: Originally Posted by Walter View Post

BHO had many of them fooled for a while.

Term limits are a wonderful thing .
 
Walter
#4256
Quote: Originally Posted by pgs View Post

Term limits are a wonderful thing .

And that's how Trump will be made to quit being POTUS in 2025.
 
JLM
No Party Affiliation
#4257
Quote: Originally Posted by Walter View Post

And that's how Trump will be made to quit being POTUS in 2025.


What do you think Trump's ten most elegant fortes would be Walter?


I'll volunteer #1- Not taking any shit!
 
Cliffy
Free Thinker
#4258
WATCH: Trump's 2020 Campaign Banners are Being Made in China

President Trump is known for being critical of American companies sending jobs and production abroad to places like China. Veuer's Sam Berman has the full story.
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Video at: https://www.usatoday.com/videos/news...china/37130181
 
Tecumsehsbones
#4259
Quote: Originally Posted by JLM View Post

What do you think Trump's ten most elegant fortes would be Walter?
I'll volunteer #1- Not taking any shit!

What a pathetic excuse for a man you are.
 
Hoid
#4260
Quote: Originally Posted by Walter View Post

And that's how Trump will be made to quit being POTUS in 2025.

Like how Obama was not going to get elected?

Or re-elected?